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Google CEO says Android ecosystem has to be about more than tablets

In an earnings call today, Google CEO Larry Page noted that the company needs to work on making sure Android is a strong ecosystem for all devices, not just tablets. The earnings call made note of a few of the recent developments in the Android ecosystem, as ZDNet reports, and Page seemed to acknow ... Full Article »

April 13, 2012 1:29pm

Placeme’s Android app is all about empowering personal data

Placeme isn’t what we’d consider a brand new app. Launched last December the app emerged quietly onto Google Play, only recently gaining attention from the press with an earlier review from Forbes, and a 32-minute video interview from the famed Robert Scoble. And this is where the controversy ge ... Full Article »

April 13, 2012 9:38am

Is Google already working on selling Motorola’s hardware division?

Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility is still warm and has only just been approved by the U.S. government, but already it sounds like the search giant is looking to unload the hardware division of the cell phone maker. Last year, Google acquired Motorola to the tune of $12.5 billion, and that sa ... Full Article »

April 12, 2012 11:30am

Google makes more money from iOS than Android

It seems Google makes more money from Apple’s mobile devices than its own Android smartphones and tablets, thanks to the use of Google’s search products by those devices. The story comes by way of PC World, which cites a story from The Guardian looking at documents filed in Google’s court cas ... Full Article »

April 9, 2012 2:04pm

Lenovo’s new IdeaTab sports Android 4.0, grows tablet market

And the Android 4.0 tablets keep coming. After a slow start since Google released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last year, more device makers are unveiling tablets around the updated OS. Lenovo is the latest, outing the IdeaTab S2109 measuring 8.9mm thick with a 9.7-inch, 4:3 aspect display. While ... Full Article »

April 9, 2012 9:11am

Report says Google’s 7-inch tablet held up till June to tweak for lower price

Google is planning to release a 7-inch tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but it’s pushing the launch to June 2012 in order to tweak the device and bring down its price tag. That’s the report from The Verge, which states that Google’s branded tablet, co-created with Asustek, is he ... Full Article »

April 6, 2012 2:05pm

Google co-founder sports Project Glass prototype with mysterious backpack

Those futuristic glasses Google’s working on? They may be closer to launch than expected, as Google co-founder Sergey Brin was spotted wearing the prototype glasses at a San Francisco charity event last night. Tech pundit Robert Scoble tweeted a photo with he and Brin last night, writing “The Go ... Full Article »

April 6, 2012 9:17am

Google pushes Gmail update for Honeycomb tablets

Google is slowly rolling out improvements for its proprietary apps, with the latest being the addition of new gesture controls for Gmail, geared toward Android tablet users. As The Verge reports, the update comes to tablets running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the tablet version of Google’s Android ope ... Full Article »

April 5, 2012 2:09pm

Google’s Project Glass could be innovative enough to leap-frog Apple

The comparison between Android and iOS isn’t like comparing apples to apples, and the recent release of Instagram for Android reminds us of the stark differences between these two camps, at least as far as consumers are concerned. Instagram for Android has sparked an elitist debate on Twitter as i ... Full Article »

April 5, 2012 9:40am

Google says Apple’s mobile patent war is ‘for show’

Apple and Google didn’t really get along too well in the last few years of Steve Jobs serving as Apple’s CEO before his death. Or at least, that’s how it seemed. Jobs was somewhat famously harsh on the competition in statements. When talking about Android, Jobs generally liked to poke fun in ... Full Article »

April 4, 2012 1:27pm


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